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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1978, Galveston, Texas 16A iftiliirs Friday Morning August 4 1978 Fatal Roof Collapse Said Unavoidable NEW YORK UPI Fire officials said Thursday the roof collapse that killed six firemen and injured 34 others in a burning Brooklyn supermarket could not have been foreseen or prevented But officials of the firemens union demanded an investigation by the Brooklyn District At torneys Office into the accident the single worst disaster for the citys firemen in 12 years The deaths and the demand for an in vestigation led the city and the union Thursday to postpone further contract negotiations until after the firemens funerals Mayor Edward Koch directed that flags on city buildings be lowered to halfstaff for a oneweek period of mourning to end Aug 10 The union charged the Fire Department with delaying transmission of a second alarm at the supermarket in order to avoid overtime costs and charged that a lack of manpower contributed to the tragedy Fire Depart ment manning levels are a major issue in the contract ialks Union president Richard Vizzini said The city by delaying the second alarm did not have to pay overtime to the night shift But death was the grim LOCAL HAIRDRESSERS planning to attend the Texas Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Associations annual convention at the North Park Inn in Dallas Aug 12 through 14 are pictured here They are standing from left Bobbie Schoeffler Tony Garcia Evelyn Tolbert Brenda Bare and Barbara Perez Seated is Chriss Rodriguez The convention will offer classes exhibits and demonstrations by Lone Star Styles Committee members showing all the latest looks and fashions All members and interested cosmetologists are invited to attend Staff Photo By Betty Tichich S Korea Agrees To Let Congress Quiz ExEnvoy On Bribe Charges WASHINGTON UPI South Korea has agreed to let Congress question former Ambassador Kim Dong Jo on Capitol Hill bribery allegations following House ethics counsel Leon Jaworskis resignation it was an nounced Thursday Under the compromise deal however it appeared Kim called by Jaworski a bagman in the payoff schemes would answer only written questions at long distance and would not testify in Washington where he would face cross examination under oath Nonethless Rep John Flynt chairman of the House Ethics Com mittee said South Korea had promised the long sought outofreach wit ness would supply new and concrete factual in formation regarding his financial transactions with members of Congress It is expected that this information will be sub stantial and will contribute significantly to the progress of current in Apparently anticipating criticism of the arrangement Flynt con ceded this is not all that I would and hinted Congress will press Seoul for more direct access to Kim We havent settled he said Jaworski the former Watergate prosecutor who resigned Wednesday as chief counsel to the ethics panel maintains that Kim was a central figure in alleged Korean efforts to buy influence in Congress when he was Seouls ambassador from 1967 to 1973 In a speech Wednesday night he referred to testimony that Kim had distributed packets of bills to at least 10 members of Congress and sum marized Kims importance to the investigation How much of this covert Korean payoff fund was in fact distributed How much of it was returned These are the unanswered eswenTials Kim Dong Jo can he said Until Thursday Seoul had rejected every request to produce Kim as a wit ness claiming he had diplomatic immunity Jaworski in turn had demanded that Congress cut off aid to South Korea in Wednesday hours before he announced his resignation the House refused by overwhelming vote to stop military aid Although no official would confirm a direct link bet ween Jaworskis departure and the compromise congressional sources said the Koreans were unwilling to negotiate so long as he was in charge of the in vestigation His stepping back may have made it easier to reach agreement on Kim said ethics committee counsel John Nields Jaworski himself in his letter of resignation said It is my hope that my stepping aside which doubtless will please Korea may contribute to an opening of new negotiations through the State He also cautioned that any discussions relating to Kim Dong Jo must satisfy the indispensable requirement that he testify Flynt said they would although it was unclear how Classified Ads Get FAST Results FIRST LT TERRY FREEZE has been awarded The Army Commendation Medal for distinguishing himself by meritorious service while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division from March 1975 to February 1978 Lt Freeze a 1970 honor graduate of Santa Fe High School received an appointment by Rep Jack Brooks to West Point Military Acadamy where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1974 After attending various other training schools he attended Jump School and was assigned to the United States Army Infantry paratrooper group where he received his Jump Master Cer 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